Pyralidae : Galleriinae
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Achroia grisella
Lesser Wax Moth

(Fabricius, 1794)1426 / 62.005
Norfolk status
Local in Norfolk, can often be found wherever old bee-hives are situated.
Considered a pest by most bee-keepers, modern bee-keeping practices keep numbers down.

Note characteristic yellow head.

The larvae feed on the wax of old honeycombs and are also known to feed on dried fruit and dead insects.

Recorded in 36 (49%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/06/2022127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
26/09/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
18/09/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
02/09/2021127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
02/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 16-24mm
Flight: July - Oct
Foodplant:   Old Honeycomb from Bee-hives
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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